If you’re having trouble connecting your webcam to BeLive.TV, you’re in the right place! I was getting a black screen and no connection and was having trouble figuring out what was wrong. Read on to see how to connect your webcam to BeLive.TV and get broadcasting!
What is BeLive.TV
BeLive.TV is a live broadcasting platform to go live on Facebook. It has some features that are not available on Facebook. You can display the comments coming in on the screen which works great for a Q & A session. You can also choose an interview style broadcast and have two people presenting at the same time. This is currently not available on Facebook but is a much-wanted feature!
I had been wanting to check it out and was so disappointed when I couldn’t connect my camera so I could broadcast with it. I did some research but couldn’t find too much information on Google. BeLive is relatively new so there is not much troubleshooting documentation on it. I’m currently taking a video course and the instructor did a tutorial on how to use BeLive and I realized some of my screens looked different. It turns out she was using a laptop so I tried on there and was able to get it to work on there but the built-in camera on my laptop is not great quality so I really wanted to figure this out on my desktop. I’m using a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 and a Blue Yeti microphone so these should show up in my choices under the settings and they weren’t. I sent an email to support but only received a quick one liner back with a link to a troubleshooting website. Thankfully, I have a techy background and I was able to maneuver around the report this website gave me. I figured out it was possibly a setting in Google Chrome and I was right!
How to Connect Your Webcam to BeLive.TV in your Chrome Settings
Now that I’ve figured out it’s a Google Chrome setting I had to figure out where to fix it. Once I figured this out, I created the video below to walk you through how to check these settings.
Navigate to BeLive.tv
Click on the padlock in the address bar
Check that the camera and microphone are “allowed” on the website
Click on Site Settings at the bottom and it will open a new window
Scroll down to Microphone and Camera and check these settings as well and click Done
Then go back to BeLive.TV and reload the page with the new settings
Go into a broadcast and you should now be able to click the gears in the broadcast and choose your Microphone and Camera
Click on Connect
…And, hopefully, everything should work properly. If you are still having problems connecting, try rebooting your PC.
Check out my video below for a full walkthrough of the steps.
I hope this has helped you figure out how to connect your webcam to BeLive.TV and begin broadcasting!
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